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Takeaway: ship safety

Ships burn fuel, polluting the atmosphere New regulations demand to cut the emissions The easiest way would be to reduce engine power But underpowered ships can be unsafe in storm They’re also slower,

Ships burn fuel, polluting the atmosphere New regulations demand to cut the emissions The easiest way would be to reduce engine power But underpowered ships can be unsafe in storm They’re also slower,

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An old technology revisited to save lives at sea

Monitoring the Mediterranean to save the lives of drifting refugees is currently a hit-and-miss affair, needing an expensive armada of vessels to ensure lives are saved. But there are never enough shi

Monitoring the Mediterranean to save the lives of drifting refugees is currently a hit-and-miss affair, needing an expensive armada of vessels to ensure lives are saved. But there are never enough shi

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Russian arctic meteorologists besieged by polar bears

Five meteorologists working on Russia’s Izvesti Tsik Islands are trapped in their base, and have been for almost two weeks, because they are besieged by polar…

Five meteorologists working on Russia’s Izvesti Tsik Islands are trapped in their base, and have been for almost two weeks, because they are besieged by polar…

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Could optical fibre sensors save lives?

When driving on a road embankment, we hope that it won’t collapse under the wheels of our vehicle, but how certain can we really be?

When driving on a road embankment, we hope that it won’t collapse under the wheels of our vehicle, but how certain can we really be?

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Scientists fear deep-sea mining

Scientists fear that even before one of the last frontiers of exploration, the ocean deep, has been properly studied it will already have been exploited by commercial deep-sea mining looking for rare

Scientists fear that even before one of the last frontiers of exploration, the ocean deep, has been properly studied it will already have been exploited by commercial deep-sea mining looking for rare

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Takeaway: sea mining

Deep ocean floor has never been mined for resources That is about to change Mining companies may launch deep-sea mining by 2018 Environmental consequences remain unknown Researchers are rushing to fil

Deep ocean floor has never been mined for resources That is about to change Mining companies may launch deep-sea mining by 2018 Environmental consequences remain unknown Researchers are rushing to fil

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The Magic of Mushrooms

Fungi specialists discover incredible and groundbreaking innovations across several domains

Fungi specialists discover incredible and groundbreaking innovations across several domains

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Vote: Who is the EU's most innovative technology enterprise?

The search is on to find which teams within the European Union are producing the most groundbreaking research project or product.

The search is on to find which teams within the European Union are producing the most groundbreaking research project or product.

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A fresh splash for Aquaculture

In this edition of Futuris, Julián López Gómez sails to a fish farm in the west of Scotland, where around 1,000 tons of salmon are bred every year.

In this edition of Futuris, Julián López Gómez sails to a fish farm in the west of Scotland, where around 1,000 tons of salmon are bred every year.

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Enforcing EU laws on sexual harassment

Euronews, Sophie Claudet: In your study, published in 2014, we read that one in two women in the EU have been sexually harassed; and that Sweden and Denmark top the list with 80 and 81 percent of wome

Euronews, Sophie Claudet: In your study, published in 2014, we read that one in two women in the EU have been sexually harassed; and that Sweden and Denmark top the list with 80 and 81 percent of wome

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Animals, Abattoirs and Antibiotic resistance

Europeans do like their steak… but the most consumed meat in Europe is by far pork. Find out why the process behind your bacon is one of the driving forces behind a global health threat.

Europeans do like their steak… but the most consumed meat in Europe is by far pork. Find out why the process behind your bacon is one of the driving forces behind a global health threat.

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Antibiotic Resistance: a bigger threat than cancer by 2050

Euronews -Sophie Claudet A British study shows that by 2050, antibiotic resistance could become even more deadly than cancer – with more than 10 million victims a…

Euronews -Sophie Claudet A British study shows that by 2050, antibiotic resistance could become even more deadly than cancer – with more than 10 million victims a…

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Living by the light in a glasshouse

What would it be like to live in a glass house where you and your body are aware of every minute of daylight?

What would it be like to live in a glass house where you and your body are aware of every minute of daylight?

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Is this 2,000-year-old tool the world's oldest computer?

For over a century since it was found in an ancient shipwreck, scientists have been scratching their heads over the exact function of the Antikythera mechanism, named after the Greek island off which

For over a century since it was found in an ancient shipwreck, scientists have been scratching their heads over the exact function of the Antikythera mechanism, named after the Greek island off which

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Helium microscope: Seeing the unseen

Australian researchers say they have created a microscope that will allow scientists to examine human, plant and animal samples closer than ever before.

Australian researchers say they have created a microscope that will allow scientists to examine human, plant and animal samples closer than ever before.

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Dealing with danger: busy geniuses and watchful robots

In this edition of Futuris, we look at wasps, hawks and donkeys – not animals but special robots which can help save people in danger in the Alps.

In this edition of Futuris, we look at wasps, hawks and donkeys – not animals but special robots which can help save people in danger in the Alps.

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Takeaway: watchful robots

Obedient wasps, somehow stubborn donkeys, watchfull hawks, surrounded by Alpine peaks… In fact, they are robots developed in the framework of the

Obedient wasps, somehow stubborn donkeys, watchfull hawks, surrounded by Alpine peaks… In fact, they are robots developed in the framework of the

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Takeaway: hi-tech smart farms

Watch out, chickens! Big farmer is watching you! But it is for a good cause – to increase your wellbeing. Researchers have set up cameras, sensors

Watch out, chickens! Big farmer is watching you! But it is for a good cause – to increase your wellbeing. Researchers have set up cameras, sensors

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Imagining the worst for Europe's riskiest assets

Europe has a wealth of sensitive high-value facilities that could spell disaster if they failed in, say, an earthquake or flood. And what if both happened simultaneously? And vital equipment malfuncti

Europe has a wealth of sensitive high-value facilities that could spell disaster if they failed in, say, an earthquake or flood. And what if both happened simultaneously? And vital equipment malfuncti

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Takeaway: facing extreme risks

Earthquakes, floods, tsunami… could this dam resist any natural disaster? In theory yes, but there is no such thing as zero risk. Scientists are

Earthquakes, floods, tsunami… could this dam resist any natural disaster? In theory yes, but there is no such thing as zero risk. Scientists are